Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis | AMP Capital

Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis Key points For more than a decade now Australia has had a chronic problem with poor housing affordability. While various things may have played a role the key driver of poor affordability in Australia has been a surge in population growth and an inadequate housing supply response. The coronavirus hit to the economy is driving yet another cyclical downturn in property prices. But …

Help with your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic | Money & Life

  Help with your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Australia in 2020, the Federal Government has made financial support available to individuals, households and businesses. Here’s an update on the latest announcements on these economic stimulus measures. You can check back here for regular updates on what’s happening that could help you with your finances. A huge number of people in Australia have experienced the financial impact of COVID-19. You, …

What’s on the cards for Australia now that we have a second wave? | AMP Capital

What’s on the cards for Australia now that we have a second wave? The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) had its August board meeting on Tuesday 4th, and though there were no real surprises, I think we can expect more out of the central bank in the coming months. In its meeting, the RBA made mention of the situation unfolding in Victoria, which is sadly seeing COVID-19 infect more people in the state now than …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 13 Jul, 2020 The ASX was up today, but concerns remain about recent growth in COVID-19 numbers in Australia. Our chief economist, Shane Oliver, unpicks the day and week that was. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 10 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 10 10 Jul, 2020 The ASX finished lower today and it’s not looking good in Victoria, though Australia is not tracking terribly still compared to our global counterparts. Portfolio strategist, Brad Creighton, shares his thoughts. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management …

The RBA’s progress report on the Australian economy | AMP Capital

The RBA’s progress report on the Australian economy At the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA’s) meeting this week, there were no great surprises. The central bank left the cash rate on hold at 0.25% for the fourth month in a row, and no change is expected there at the moment. I don’t see the RBA moving into negative territory with rates, as there is no substantial evidence that approach would be effective. The RBA indicated …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 3 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 3 03 Jul, 2020 The market notched up its fourth day of gains for the week in Australia. Diana Mousina recaps the day that was, and talks through how infection numbers are tracking worldwide. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited …

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession If you think storms may lie ahead, it makes sense to prepare your craft for choppy waters. With Australia facing continued economic uncertainty, it may be time to take stock of your finances and get in the right shape. First the good news. The Australian economy fared better in the first quarter of 2020 than many other countries¹. To the end of March, the economy …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 22 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 22 22 Jun, 2020 Another flat day in Australia today, coming off a slower end to the market on Friday. Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, joins us with his insight on how the Australian share market performed today, and how major share markets finished up on Friday. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 19 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 19 19 Jun, 2020 A flat day in Australia today but markets finished higher for the week, after cases of the jitters on and off. The second wave risk is also becoming more apparent, especially in the US. Portfolio strategist, Brad Creighton, joins us with his insight. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited …